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Collar x Malice Review
It's LeafyGreen back again with another otome game review! I've been busy with daily life, but I won't give up my gaming life. This is one of the titles I've recently played that I'm sure you'll want to check out. It's called Collar x Malice by Idea Factory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtGwhc0ktZc Summary by Aksys Games: A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth. Who can you trust? Will you be able to save yourself and the soul of Shinjuku from the clutches of oblivion? In a city bound by malice, you are the only hope for salvation! Platform: PS Vita Story: As the story revolves around discovering the identity of who collared the protagonist, Ichika Hoshino, I can't reveal too much. If you liked the anime Psycho Pass, this is the closest comparison I can give this game. Collar x Malice delves into some pretty deep questions regarding justice, the police, and what the law can do for the people. While Ichika remains steadfast in her beliefs, she's certainly tested to her limits when Adonis' (the terrorist group who collared her)true goal is revealed. As a rookie police officer, she is in over her head. She can't inform anyone of the collar on her neck or she'll be killed. She can't dig too deep into Adonis' goals or she'll be killed. And etc. Despite the literal death threat locked around her throat, Ichika strives to protect Shinjuku and her family. There's just so much going on in this game and so much that could easily be spoiled. It's best to go into this game knowing as little as possible. The game excels in the individual cases leading Ichika closer to Adonis through carefully written mysteries, and it doesn't hesitate to show the darker sides of humanity. Characters: Ichika Hoshino is a blessing. She's does her best to remain true to herself when her world is falling apart. She's a rookie with little experience but she uses her head before charging. She reigns in her emotions before she cracks. She's a fantastic lead for the story and a strong reason as to why this game was half as good as it was. It's a shame she wasn't voiced, but she still left a mark. If you liked Cardia Beckford, you'll like Ichika. Yanagi Aiji is the dad of the group who reaches Ichika first after she's been collared. He has some ties to her past and struggles to find his own purpose. He's certainly the canon of the group considering how the events unfold and while not my personal favorite, he is the one who provides closure. His route…